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Controversial worm keeps its position as the progenitor of mankind

Controversial worm keeps its position as the progenitor of mankind | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Researchers are arguing about whether or not the Xenoturbella bocki worm is the progenitor of mankind. But new studies indicate that this is actually the case.
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How microbes survive at bare minimum: Archaea eat protein

How microbes survive at bare minimum: Archaea eat protein | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Beneath the ocean floor is a desolate place with no oxygen and sunlight. Yet microbes have thrived in this environment for millions of years. Scientists have puzzled over how these microbes survive, but today there are more answers.
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Pesticide combination affects bees' ability to learn

Pesticide combination affects bees' ability to learn | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Two new studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees' ability to learn following exposure to a combination of pesticides commonly used in agriculture.
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PLOS Biology: Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila

PLOS Biology: Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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Croc extinction led to dinosaur domination › News in Science (ABC Science)

Croc extinction led to dinosaur domination › News in Science (ABC Science) | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
A mass extinction that occurred over 200 million years ago, killed off a slew of huge predators, including hefty beasts that looked like crocodiles and enormous armadillos, according to new research.
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Efforts to Resuscitate Extinct Species May Spawn a New Era of the Hybrid: Scientific American

Efforts to Resuscitate Extinct Species May Spawn a New Era of the Hybrid: Scientific American | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
What does de-extinction mean for biology and the environment?
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Miranda Lievano's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:40 PM

this is a good newtrol article because it shose good iformation good statig and recognizing each thoght also speling this makes it exelent

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Researchers discover how model organism Tetrahymena plays roulette with seven sexes

Researchers discover how model organism Tetrahymena plays roulette with seven sexes | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
It's been more than fifty years since scientists discovered that the single-celled organism Tetrahymena thermophila has seven sexes. But in all that time, they've never known how each cell's sex, or 'mating type,' is determined; now they do.
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Out of Africa: Chameleons migrated by sea

Out of Africa: Chameleons migrated by sea | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Chameleons took to the waves to migrate from Africa to Madagascar about 65 million years ago, said a study published on Wednesday that seeks to resolve a roiling biological debate.
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Master gene helps weeds defy all weedkillers - life - 25 March 2013 - New Scientist

Master gene helps weeds defy all weedkillers - life - 25 March 2013 - New Scientist | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Just like cancers that resist multiple drugs, troublesome grasses have evolved a gene that allows them to fight off a wide range of pesticides
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DNA says lemur lookalikes are two new species

DNA says lemur lookalikes are two new species | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified two new species of mouse lemur, the saucer-eyed, teacup-sized primates native to the African island of Madagascar.
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Researchers alter mosquito genome with goal of controlling disease

Researchers alter mosquito genome with goal of controlling disease | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
With a technique called TALENS, scientists used a pair of engineered proteins to disrupt a targeted gene in the mosquito genome, changing the eye color of ensuing generations of the insect.
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Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops

Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate 'biofuel crops' from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted.
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Science Fiction Comes Alive as Researchers Grow Organs

Science Fiction Comes Alive as Researchers Grow Organs | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
The science-fiction dream of building replacement parts for the human body has turned into a reality. In the quest to build a heart, researchers are tackling the most complex organ yet. The payoff could be huge, both medically and financially.
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Bubonic plague, or the Black Death, will return

Bubonic plague, or the Black Death, will return | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Defense Science and Technology Laboratory researchers in the U.K. are working to create a vaccine for the Bubonic Plague, according to the April issue of the jo
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Jess Rogers's curator insight, November 5, 2013 10:37 PM

* There is a kind of gross image on this page, use your judgement.
The plague continues, but only just. Eventually, we may eradicate it entirely just as we did with polio.

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Gut-microbe swap helps mice shed weight

Gut-microbe swap helps mice shed weight | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Bacteria transplant provides some of the benefits of gastric bypass surgery without the surgery.
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Papuan phonebook helps scientists describe 101 new beetle species

Papuan phonebook helps scientists describe 101 new beetle species | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
More than 100 new species of the beetle genus Trigonopterus have been described from the wilderness of New Guinea.
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News in Brief: Impending death alters crickets’ standards for mates | Life | Science News

News in Brief: Impending death alters crickets’ standards for mates | Life | Science News | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
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New discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

New discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Excess carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate power that leaves...
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Why sticking around is sometimes the better choice for males

Why sticking around is sometimes the better choice for males | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Researchers from Lund University and the University of Oxford have been able to provide one answer as to why males in many species still provide paternal care, even when their offspring may not belong to them.
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Uncovering Africa's oldest known penguins

Uncovering Africa's oldest known penguins | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Africa isn't the kind of place you might expect to find penguins. But one species lives in Africa today, and new fossils confirm that as many as four penguin species coexisted on the continent in the past.
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Violins can mimic the human voice

Violins can mimic the human voice | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
For many years, some musical experts have wondered if the sound of the Stradivari and Guarneri violins might incorporate such elements of speech as vowels and consonants.
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Scientists reprogram body's own cells to kill cancer, HIV

Scientists reprogram body's own cells to kill cancer, HIV | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Scientists reprogram body's own cells to kill cancer, HIV
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Certain bacteria suppress production of toxic shock toxin: Probiotic potential looms

Certain Streptococci increase their production of toxic shock syndrome toxin 1, sometimes to potentially dangerous levels, when aerobic bacteria are present in the vagina.
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Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins

Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins | mRNA - Life Sciences | Scoop.it
Every time a cell divides it makes a carbon copy of crucial ingredients, including the histone proteins that are responsible for spooling yards of DNA into tight little coils.
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